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dell specifically focused on this issue this past summer to south america. we're all aware of the iranian threat or their proxies' activity here in this hemisphere. whether it's the thwarted assassination attempt last year where the operatives of the iranian revolutionary guard were trying to use mexican drug cartel connections to enter the united states, to assassinate the ambassador from saudi arabia , or we're aware of hezbollah recently being revealed that hezbollah had a terrorist training camp or a training camp of some origin in nicaragua, here in this hemisphere. last week the iranian deputy foreign minister for europe and the americas visited cuba, venezuela, bolivia and uruguay. this follows the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's frequent trips to the region. most recently iranian naval commanders have expressed their intent to extend iran's maritime presence into the atlantic ocean, closer to the coastlines of the u.s. with this piece of legislation, we seek to protect u.s. citizens from threats from iran and defend american interests and assets here in this
and infrastructure, including south east asia, south america, and west africa. we are pleased with the progress we are making. we will continue to take action so has the law recognizes its behavior is unacceptable and cannot blogger offering within communities at home and abroad. as we have seen, the world of counter-terrorism is changing fast. some of the most dangerous threats received it noticeably but new ones are emerging. these cannot be viewed with complacency. the political transformations in the middle east and north africa are having a profound effect on our form policy, including our counter-terrorism. aq was not a part of the popular uprising that led to democratic tensions since -- democratic transitions across the middle east and north africa. well never expected this to be a painless process, revolutionary transformations are dislocating and unpredictable by their nature. there are risks and we must seek to reduce them even as we work to help with these states in transition find long-term success. we need continued engagement and strategic patients. we need to work towards our long-
or were in this country without proper documentation came from central and south america. the largest number of them from a single country, that is mexico. which is not altogether surprising when you realize we have a common border with mexico that ranges from the gulf of mexico to the pacific coast, it is approximately 1,960 miles long. and if you have visited, if you have traveled along the entire length, as i did back in the early 1980's as a member of the immigration subcommittee, you will find the topography sets that it is difficult at times to actually have a border that is marked and a border that is controlled. nonetheless, that does not excuse us for not exercising the control that we should have. because of the fact that we had this dilemma of a large number of people who had come to this country illegally, and at the same time we were attempting to enforce the law such that a worldwide quota system would still in fact be worked, in the 1980's, there was an effort to try to reform our immigration laws. i was a part of that, as a member of the immigration subcommittee. we we
led. he has been consistent and transparent. that is why there is no way to have another in america. thankfully we do not lose a jim demint. we saw him going to a bigger opportunity to influence america. i look forward to working with senator lindsey graham. there is no one else in south carolina. he understands foreign affairs are real. i look forward to learning more about foreign affairs. i will also say that over the last two years i've had the privilege of gaining a new family. we do not look alike but sometimes we do. everyone from joe wilson who we refer to as the scoutmaster and jeff duncan who is not here with us, i have been afforded the great opportunities in the world to serve in the house of representatives. what has made more meaningful is to have served with these four guys and our scoutmaster. i look forward to continue to build. i have not won anything yet in the senate. i have to run for reelection in 2014. i look for to the opportunity to introduce myself to citizens throughout this great state. the future is incredibly bright for america. we have our challenges.
across america, young lives are lost because of senseless gun violence horse or rate is absolutely staggering. a child that grew up on the south side of chicago, far too many of my friends and mentors were gunned down. its cars you. i attended far too many funerals. parents that lost their 10-year- old, a 11-year-old. a desk that is going to be empty forever, trying to explain as a friend. nothing in my job is more difficult and has made me more aware of how adults -- not just our children, but entire communities. i am a parent of two young school-age children. we need to be having honest conversations with our kids. the worst thing to do would be to try to sweep this tragedy under the rug. we have tried to be very honest with our son and daughter. millions of kids around the country, we need to do everything we can to keep them and their friends saved because they deserve better. we are at the mall or before going to bed. we also help teachers and principals deal with their fears. we should never expect them to put their lives on the line. we owe it to these brave and heroic educa
in the south. i spoke to a soldier that just came back from korea. he said, i felt safer walking down the streets in korea then hear in america. this is a soldier that fought in the war. it is a shame. my point is this. with guns and in america -- we have too many guns and they cannot take the guns anywhere. will somebody please talk to the president and congress and the senate and tell them we need military soldiers in our schools. that will stop the gun thing. charlton heston should be turning over in his grave. my point is to the nation, please talk to congressmen and senators and put a military soldier that has been through military training and in the classroom every day. they can still break the windows and come in and should up the place with metal detectors. which have soldier so our kids can go to schools and be safe in the public schools. host: thank you for the call. on facebook a couple of items. this one from todd at. . back to the phones. william from ohio. caller: good morning. i am very saddened by what happened. i would like to offer a different perspective on this. i
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